Blackberry Soothie (Tea for Ulcerative Colitis/IBS)

Blackberry Soothie Tea

The human body is tremendously and gloriously complicated.  When you take a mental step back and actually think about the number of things that have to have happened, and happened correctly, for you to sit down and write a blog post – it is pretty awesome, in the older sense of the word.

Unfortunately, when something goes wrong with that beautiful complexity, trying to fix it can be multi-faceted, knotty, and just as complicated.  Except, instead of an intensely patterned in design lacework shawl, you’ve got a ball of the same lace…  after your kittens have been playing with it all night.

This happens whether you are approaching it from the perspective that I do, or from a pharmacological one.  The medicine cabinets and prescription lists of people suffering from chronic illness can be overly full and overly long.

With many of the conditions we have been asked if we could help with, the collection of symptoms and causes were straight-forward enough that I could guide them towards teas we already had.  In others, I figured out one tea, and beyond that, could do the same.

One of the requests we received during the ‘holiday shopping’ season ended up being quite a bit different.

I was asked if I could create a tea to help with ulcerative colitis.  The woman wanting to give the gift was informative, helpful, and willing to answer all my questions.  I took the specific information, and sat down and did my research.  Many hours later I had come to the conclusion that we would need more than one tea.

‘Blackberry Soothie’ is the tea for the overall condition.  It was blended to help soothe and heal the internal damage and inflammation, and, in the longterm, help to balance things out so it will not be as severe.

Blackberry Soothie Array

Now for the basics:

Organic Ingredients:  Shepherd’s Purse, Licorice, Marshmallow Root, Cinnamon, Freeze-Dried Blackberry

Ethically Wild-Harvested Ingredients:  Pau D’Arco

Batch Size:  2.4 ounces, approximately 30-35 cups of tea

Options:  Loose Tea (Sample, Bag), Teabags

Purchasing:  Etsy

**I am not a doctor. The FDA (and a myriad of other agencies) have not decided that any of this is fact. While we draw on science as well, for the most part, even when there is research indicating the efficacy of herbs, they have not been formalized as treatment methodologies.  Thus this information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease from a medical standpoint.

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